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the agency threw a lifeline, if you will, to embattled obama u.n. ambassador susan rice, corroborating ambassador rice's account of what she knew and when she knew it, even though we know now that what she was told and what she repeated was wrong about benghazi. libya remains highly political, partisan and even personal. libya's become a battle between president obama and republican senator ginnie mae who insisted again today the administration knew quickly that al qaeda had attacked. >> and for the president of the united states for two weeks afterwards to deny that that was the case is either a cover-up or it is incompetence. >> reporter: obama u.n. ambassador susan rice denied it, infuriating republicans. mike morrell on the hill today briefed some lawmakers on libya. one, a democrat said the account backed rice, that u.s. intelligence did give her the incorrect account that she passed on. >> this was a spontaneous protest that evolved into something militant, that was the best information they said they had at the time. >> reporter: there had been earlier attacks in benghazi, a war
a blast? it feels un-american. thou shalt shop today. let's check in on how the shoppingthey're shopping in shifts. now we have the daytime shift start, and the numbers seem to keep growing. already the stores in this mall were up 6% at the end of october, so they believe that will only increase here. people are actually filling bags, they say they're finding bargains, so obviously that's great news, not only for them, about you for the retailers who counseled on this day so much. more than -- more than 50020 shops, so the selection here, if you can't find it here, you probably don't need it or won't be able to find it. so far things have been going well. the other good news is it seems across the nation that this black friday has started without any incident, any real injury. of course there's countless cases of shop are fatigue going on. >> mall of america on black friday, that is the thick of it right there. >>> with the economy so uncertain because of the fiscal cliff will it be the discounter or the luxury retailer? >> that is the question we are asking our two guests. eddie roomer
this is a strike protected under unfair labor practices. >> that's not just bad advice, that's un-american. americans have the right to strike for certain purposes without being fired. that is something we all ought to worry about. more importantly, these are folks who work full-time and make about $15,500. what is good for walmart, what is good for the economy, what's good for job creation is having people paid enough to buy the products that they sell. henry ford, that great socialist, understood that if you underpaid retail workers, auto workers, people like that, the economy would collapse. what these workers are saying is that walmart is mistreating them. they have a right to say it. it frankly would be better for everybody if they get to paid a little bit more. >> but -- >> no one is forcing these employees to work at walmart. if they could get paid more elsewhere, they would leave and get paid more in other jobs. besides, with an unemployment rate near 8%, there are plenty of other people who want those jobs at walmart. also, everyone thinks that they're underpaid. you prob
a little better. consumer sentiment has rizzs un. consumer spending has been a bit stronger, but businesses, probably in part because they are more exposed to the global economy and in part, because they may be more aware of these fiscal issues, more directly connected to these fiscal issues, business confidence has been pretty low and investment has responded to that been quite weak. so i think uncertainty has been an important factor. i'm sure it is restraining, particularly longer term investments it is leading businesses to wait for resolution of uncertainty before they make commitments to new hiring and new projects, new markets. and is in that respect, it is clearly a negative. you asked for how much. you know, i think it's probably significant, but it's very, very hard to assess any kind of rigorous way exactly how big the affects r but again, i think they are meaningful, because we see, businesses have been quite cautious and conservative, particularly lately. either the question i think though that's very important is uncertainty about what? there's a lot of uncertainty his the wor
hope sooner than the beginning of the new year. if so, we'll have you back here. >> thank you. >>> u.n. secretary-general ban ki-moon just arrived in cairo in a bid to stop the missile war between israel and hamas. israel has vowed to launch a ground offensive to storm out the missile fire. tanks and troops are on the border waiting for the green light from jerusalem. hamas and gaza based islamic jihad have fired 2,000 rockets at israel this year. several hundred in just the last week. it is now nighttime in that part of the world. they are seven hours ahead of us. israeli air operations have been on and off today. while we've all been very focused on what's happening in israel and gaza, a story line that's been lost in the middle east in the last few days, the massive protests going on in jordan. tens of thousands hitting the streets of amanda demonstrating against the government's decision to hike the price of gasoline and other kinds of fuel. the organizers, the muslim brotherhood. that's the same group that took power in egypt and the group that gave birth to hamas. jordan is still
between the palestinian factions and israel. turkish prime minister also in cairo and later today the u.n. secreta secretary-general ban ki-moon is expected to try to solidify a cessation of hostilities. the conflict is ongoing. hospital officials tell nbc news they are operating at a very limited capacity, they are afraid a ground invasion may push the health facilities here to the brink of collapse. >> thank you, we appreciate that report. eamon moyhedin. we'll have more on the tensions in the middle east throughout the morning. let's get back to this discussion that we were having and i'll make what i was trying to, what my case was, steve and jere jeremy, and even countries that deserve austerity it's easier said than done because people will immediately say you've just made it worse and you took a recession and turned it into almost a depression, so it's almost like people want you to extend the, you know, the credit card, give your wayward teenage son an additional $50,000 on the credit card and everything will be okay to avoid that. they're seeing it happening in spain. in spain th
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is meeting with the u.n. secretary general and so every is hoping truth does stick. officials have been hinting there could be one in the next several hours. but on the ground, they are bracing for a possible ground invasion with thousands of soldiers on the border. back to you. >> stay with us over there. we'll be watching hopefully it doesn't happen, but a possibility. we appreciate your report. the nbc team over there, rich article ard engel, he must live in the area because he's always where needs to be. always things exploding around. >> when we come back, we'll talk more about the stories that are likely to drive today's trading, including the crisis in the middle east. we've also got earnings coming up and a speech from ben bernanke. we'll be talking about the looming fiscal cliff. we'll put them all into perspective. i'm glad we got cdw and cisco to design our data center. yeah, the cisco ucsc series server, with the intel xeon processors, help us scale smoothly, like a perfect golf swing. how was it before? clunky and full of unnecessary impediments. like charles' swing. i hear
egypt is meeting with other key players in the region. including the prime minister of turkey, u.n. secretary general moon as well as the prime minister. intense negotiations to avert a ground war in the coming day. >> entire world watching. thank you very much. >>> when we come back, one analyst says the recent sell-off in apple is insanely insane. he is going to rationally explain why next. later, what do beer, bicycle and vegan ice cream have in common? lot more than you might think. we will explain why it is all about investing in this country. [ male announcer ] at scottrade, you won't just find us online, you'll also find us in person, with dedicated support teams at over 500 branches nationwide. so when you call or visit, you can ask for a name you know. because personal service starts with a real person. [ rodger ] at scottrade, seven dollar trades are just the start. our support teams are nearby, ready to help. it's no wonder so many investors are saying... [ all ] i'm with scottrade. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] 'tis the season to discover the kid in all of us. the memories
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